Enhance Vulnerability Mitigation With Security Performance Management
Sibel Bagcilar | July 22, 2020
Did you know that 60% of breaches involve vulnerabilities for which a patch was available but not applied? Now, as business-targeted cyber attacks are on the rise, the ability to mitigate security vulnerabilities quickly and effectively is more important than ever. With malicious actors constantly on the hunt to discover any weaknesses within your infrastructure, it’s critical that you have the tools and insights you need to identify and defend against all possible exploits.
Discover vulnerabilities faster through continuous monitoring
According to the 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, over a quarter of breaches take “months or more” to discover. As new threats enter the security landscape each day, shortening the amount of time it takes to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities is essential to reducing cyber risk.
Over the years, it’s become abundantly clear that point-in-time assessments are not enough to give an accurate view of risk. Given today’s dynamic threat environment and ever-expanding attack surface, so much could be changing between those assessments. With BitSight for Security Performance Management, you can continuously monitor for and immediately identify gaps in your security controls, such as vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and unpatched systems — across your on-premise, cloud, and remote office environments.
This continuous visibility empowers you to quickly discover areas of unknown risk across endpoints, including everything from corporate servers to employee laptops. With the current widespread shift to remote work and insecure Work From Home-Remote Office networks, this insight and visibility into your expanding attack surface is more important than ever.
Through continuous monitoring, you can ensure you always have the most up-to-date assessment of your cybersecurity posture — and identify vulnerabilities quicker than ever before. And the faster you can make this discovery process, the more time you’ll have to implement the necessary patches to prevent a breach.
Streamline your mitigation process
In order to mitigate security vulnerabilities as quickly and efficiently as possible, you must have a system in place to focus your limited resources on the areas with the greatest impact. BitSight Security Ratings provide an objective, easily understandable KPI through which to measure your security performance. With these data-driven insights, you can:
Prioritize remediation based on areas that pose disproportionate risk: Rank areas of critical or disproportionate risk across your digital ecosystem, and allocate your resources accordingly.
Create informed improvement plans: Assess your current security performance and develop a plan of action to remediate any vulnerabilities.
Measure success: Set program goals, track progress, and report on improvement over time.
Using BitSight’s powerful data and analytics, you can identify necessary vulnerability mitigation improvements — and determine where to focus security resources across decentralized ecosystems or distributed teams.
Visibility: The key to reducing risk
In order to identify and mitigate security vulnerabilities as quickly as possible, you must have broad visibility into your digital assets — across all devices, endpoints, and environments — on a continuous basis. This visibility will help your team assess its cybersecurity posture, identify areas of potential risk, and lay the foundation for an effective security program.
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